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  1. aggie's Avatar
    Actually the YouTube and Facebook apps are developed by Microsoft, not Google and Facebook respectively. They aren't 1st party. I agree with your assessment on Metro. It looks great, but I don't find it very practical in the real world. There's too much wasted space, which is premium on a small device. There's also too much scrolling & tapping to find & do stuff.
    This, as much as the app situation, does tend to annoy me at times. I find myself much slower using WP8 and the metro doesn't lend to a very efficient use of the smaller screen size at all. There's alot to like, but I can't see myself using it as my full time device in its current state. After having the Z10 I actually have an appreciation for BB10 and would probably give it a try again once development for it picks up.
    05-17-2013 03:49 PM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    My impression of WP8 is a little more positive than tgp's (I'm fine with the settings menu, never seen any stuttering when moving around on the Lumia, and do find Live Tiles work pretty well for me in place of an actual notification center) but the lack of flexibility and app selection does keep me coming back to Android for now.
    In spite of the little test I did, I didn't have problems with stuttering either. What I did was unique, and not something you'd notice in real life. Even if you did notice it, it wasn't anything that would change the quality of your experience. The reason I did it was because everyone said WP is so fast & smooth compared to Android and even iOS. By that point I'd had a Nexus 4 for awhile, and I didn't experience any lag or stuttering. I wanted to prove that WP8 is no faster & smoother than a Nexus device running Jelly Bean. I didn't actually expect to prove the Nexus device was better!
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    05-17-2013 04:02 PM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    This, as much as the app situation, does tend to annoy me at times. I find myself much slower using WP8 and the metro doesn't lend to a very efficient use of the smaller screen size at all. There's alot to like, but I can't see myself using it as my full time device in its current state.
    This! I said almost exactly the same thing on another thread. It's my feelings exactly!
    05-17-2013 04:04 PM
  4. karmamule's Avatar
    In spite of the little test I did, I didn't have problems with stuttering either. What I did was unique, and not something you'd notice in real life. Even if you did notice it, it wasn't anything that would change the quality of your experience. The reason I did it was because everyone said WP is so fast & smooth compared to Android and even iOS. By that point I'd had a Nexus 4 for awhile, and I didn't experience any lag or stuttering. I wanted to prove that WP8 is no faster & smoother than a Nexus device running Jelly Bean. I didn't actually expect to prove the Nexus device was better!
    I had a nexus 4 running in parallel with my lumia 920 too (before I switched it out for my htc one), and to me they were essentially equivalent in terms of performance. I really didn't see any meaningful difference. I suspect what apps each user has installed and what shenanigans those apps are getting up to in the background could account for variances as to which phone seemed the best when observed closely. But, I agree with you that for all intents and purposes in day-to-day use they'd both feel fast and enjoyable to use.
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    05-17-2013 04:06 PM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    I had a nexus 4 running in parallel with my lumia 920 too (before I switched it out for my htc one), and to me they were essentially equivalent in terms of performance. I really didn't see any meaningful difference. I suspect what apps each user has installed and what shenanigans those apps are getting up to in the background could account for variances as to which phone seemed the best when observed closely. But, I agree with you that for all intents and purposes in day-to-day use they'd both feel fast and enjoyable to use.
    A couple months ago I used a Nexus 4, an iPhone 5, and a Lumia 920 all within a short time. A colleague asked me about this, and I told him that speed, smoothness, and stability are no longer any reason to choose one over the other. All 3 are equally fast, smooth, and stable.
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    05-18-2013 07:30 AM
  6. Terb's Avatar
    I am using a note 2 atm (great phone), also thinking about getting an S4 to test drive (My carrier is AT&T). Is everyone just moving the same sim card from phone to phone and that works?
    Thanks!
    05-18-2013 09:28 AM
  7. skiner5246's Avatar
    I am using a note 2 atm (great phone), also thinking about getting an S4 to test drive (My carrier is AT&T). Is everyone just moving the same sim card from phone to phone and that works?
    Thanks!
    That's what I did when I went from the 920 to my S4. I would assume that would hold true on the note 2 as well. But it would depend on the device. My son has the note 2 and he loves that thing.
    05-18-2013 09:41 AM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    The GS4 is my daily driver. I had a BB 9900 for work but my company recently required me to switch to the i5. I only use the i5 for business. I still like the performance, speed and features of my GS4 which is actually more thin than my i5, both of which are in an Otterbox Defender case.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    05-18-2013 10:01 AM
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    05-18-2013 10:59 PM
  10. hahah123's Avatar
    The GS4 is my daily driver. I had a BB 9900 for work but my company recently required me to switch to the i5. I only use the i5 for business. I still like the performance, speed and features of my GS4 which is actually more thin than my i5, both of which are in an Otterbox Defender case.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    hey i know this is out of the topic. but i have a urgent question. Does the otterbox defender for your s4 leave scratches on the screen?
    05-18-2013 11:02 PM
  11. mysterygirl's Avatar
    Have the One for pleasure and as my daily driver. Got the S4 for work.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-19-2013 07:33 AM
  12. rushmore's Avatar
    Yep, I am toggling between the N-Gage and S4. Must admit that nothing can touch the fabulous look of taco calling on my Gage, so will probably return the S4 OK, I do not have a S4 yet since will not buy unless a 32gb option to replace my S3.

    Still, talk about how devices have advanced since then. Wow. I still have N-Gage as a token memory.
    05-19-2013 09:39 AM
  13. aggie's Avatar
    I just got the HTC one and was using the iPhone 5 I love this phone but miss the home button. Love the design.

    You said you were using both. Which one you like better and why.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Hard to say which I like better. One minute it's the gs4, the other it's the One. You can't go wrong with either one. I may just have to flip a coin.

    One: Design, UI, display, speakers/sound, Zoe/Highlights, Blinkfeed (I'm probably one of the few that love it)

    GS4: Camera, build/ergonomics, screen size, features, Android 4.2.2, home button/button layout, prefer the power button and volume button placement over the One
    05-20-2013 09:14 AM
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